Good dreaming is what leads to good photographs — Wayne Miller
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Friday, 26 February 2021
A project for The Mad Scrapper”...
When I was a small child, I used to go with my grandmother to visit my great aunt and great uncle (Her sister and brother in law). It was a strange little house with one of those beds in an alcove that had wooden doors that closed it in. It was small and cramped but it was always a lovely day. My aunt had a love of music and she had a little log cabin shaped music box that played “The Blue Danube” which she would wind up and play as we danced around the little bed sit. She seemed to have endless patience for it and it is one of those memories that will stay with me forever. When she died, she left a note on the music box instructing that it should be mine. I was only 10 when that music box came to me. I do wish I had had more chances to dance with my Great Aunt Mima.
Blending tool and blending pads
Foliage: BoBunny Foliage laser cut
Flowers: 49 and Market – Garden Petals/Salmon
Metal word plaque embellishment and fairy (from my personal stash)
Selection of washi craft tape, scraps of lace and torn sheet music.
Stencil: Dusty Attic; Damask
Metal photo fasteners.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
I bought a chipboard porthole from The Mad Scrapper without checking the size. (I never learn lol.) I had been going to put it on the front of an altered book. I was going to cut a hole in the cover. Anyway... turns out it is for a 12x12 scrapbook page lol. So I would need a heck of a big book for that plan.
New plan. I had a canvas I did years ago that I was super happy with at the time but looking at it all these years later it’s pretty dire so time to give it a makeover. The new look canvas is following my theme of the month it seems... deep sea, mariners, submariners, oceans, portholes....
Monday, 22 February 2021
More “makeovers for friends”. This time a leather wrapped note book.
Our extended household bubble friend and fellow steampunk, brought over this lovely item to get me to make it look more interesting and travel worn. We did toy with the notion as it was quite lovely as it was. But it was very new and shiny.
|The obligatory ‘before’ photo.|
I stamped one of my favourite katzelcraft stamps on the first page just for fun.
So there it is. A brief post for a small project... thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, 20 February 2021
One of my steampunk buddies asked if I would give her candle lantern a makeover. It was a bit plain but she said it was a real bargain from B&M.
Here is the before photo...
It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, even a little, that I used turquoise and rust colours.
Talk about being predictable and having a comfort zone 😂
Anyway hopefully she will like it. Getting it back to her May take a while what with Covid lockdown.
So... Janine at The Mad Scrapper got in a load of the new Finnabair stuff AND some of the clock frames (which I love) so how could I not go shopping?
I got the pipes mould and some of the new Finnabair metal flowers then just went crazy with rust paste and stuff. (You can get all that at The Mad Scrapper.)
This project makes my steampunk heart happy lol
I would like to make this one of my first two (ever) entries into the SanDee and Amelie steampunk blog challenge. For Jan/Feb. The theme is anything goes(as long as it is steampunk and/or industrial.
It’s high time I joined in with this blog challenge... I mean... steampunk...
Sunday, 14 February 2021
I subscribed to Finnabair’s Patreon page recently and lucky for me, she did a live stream tutorial the same day...
I have not attempted to reproduce that item but I took the basic techniques from it and practiced them on another of those little 5”x7” frames I got a few years ago from a £1 shop.
It didn’t work out as I had hoped but it’s still useable. I need more practice (or more patience in allowing things to dry between layers 😬 ).
And here is the” before photo” again.
Thanks for visiting...
Saturday, 13 February 2021
About 5 or 6 years ago, I bought two cheap plastic frames in one of those £1stores or bargain stores. I had intended to give one a steampunk makeover for a challenge issued by my steampunk society, but I lost faith in myself and never did it.
I came across them yesterday when I was tidying my craft space a bit and decided to give one a makeover today. Here is the obligatory “before” photo....
It is shabby chic instead of steampunk (although there are gears in there). And it is heavily influenced by Finnabair’s techniques.
So it only took me 5 or 6 years to get around to it... lol
Thanks for reading.
Monday, 8 February 2021
The theme over on Art Daily Cafe this month is “Black luxury” so I have altered this big bottle using mostly black gesso and jet jewel pa...
Birdhouse measures 11cm x 9cm x 6.5cm and comes with two holes and two perches, but i carefully removed the top perch so I could attach the...
Mixed Media Monthly have their Birthday this month. so they have invited guests from the last year to take part and make something usin...
I went over to Haddington to “ The Mad Scrapper ” for a 12 hour crafting day. I only stayed for 6 hours and probably talked more than I craf...